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Unique Roof Design h...
If reading, writing, and arithmetic are the hallmarks of excellent elementary school education, the ....
DC-Coupled Solar plu...
At the very start of the process, a DC-coupled electrical system design is a challenge that req....
Corrosion in Solar S...
A topic of increasing interest in the fast-growing solar industry is corrosion abatement in solar su....

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GIS Speeds Up Site Selection: The push to decarbonize energy infrastructure is a race against the clock - GIS offers a way to jump ahead
In the race to deploy renewable energy, more and more inefficiencies are being wrung out of an industry that remains comparatively young. One that is still easy to spot comes early in the stages of a renewable energy project: obtaining land. F....
Can Vibrations be Good for Business?
How much does condition monitoring save the typical wind farm? This question was put to me during a recent conference on innovations in the wind industry. The question relates to the financial benefits of vibration analysis, otherwise known as the....
Gauging the Wind: Floating Lidar and New Wind Energy Frontiers
Renewable energy sources are a vital component in ensuring a sustainable future. Although we’ve understood the value of energy derived from natural sources for years, costs have traditionally made it difficult to rely on these resources. However, t....
The new Independence series from KEEN Utility introduces a work boot built with quality materials, American ingenuity, and get-it-done grit.....
The Lightning Monitoring System (LM-S) from Phoenix Contact detects and analyzes in real time the magnitude, duration, number, and other par....
Wright offers the Wright Grip 2.0 wrench design that has more steel-to-fastener contact in high-stress areas to stiffen the jaws, increase t....
The New Flat Jaw Locking Pliers by Snap-on Industrial provides fastening power with its Power Ring that increases thread strength and delive....

Unique Roof Design has Minimal Environmental Impact
If reading, writing, and arithmetic are the hallmarks of excellent elementary school education, the Annie E. Fales Elementary School in Westborough, Mass., is one of the best, ranked in the top 20 percent for overall test scores among nearly 1,700 pu....
DC-Coupled Solar plus Storage: Electrical system design challenges
At the very start of the process, a DC-coupled electrical system design is a challenge that requires complex analysis. The batteries need to be balanced across the DC/DC converters, and each converter should be balanced through the photovoltaic ....
Corrosion in Solar Support Structures
A topic of increasing interest in the fast-growing solar industry is corrosion abatement in solar support structures.  Corrosion is the deterioration of a material that results from a reaction with its environment. Experts estimate the ec....
The levers on WAGO’s new 2734 Series MULTI CONNECTION SYSTEM MINI (MCS MINI) provide rapid, reliable connections in the field. In addition....
APsystems’ new 3-Phase microinverter for C&I applications, QT2, connects to up to 4 PV modules, is rapid shutdown and UL 1741 SA (CA R....
The new 25-Amp Tigo TS4 devices offer plug-and-play support for all solar modules up to 700W (one module for TS4-A-F 25A and two 700W module....
Alencon Systems LLC has launched the CUBE - its newest line-up of high power, high voltage DC:DC converters for alternative energy applicati....

Energy Storage

The Story Begins with Energy Throughput
Energy Throughput gives the amortized energy in and out of a battery over its entire life cycle. Energy Density is important, but not as important as Energy Throughput.   What is Energy Throughput? Add up all the cycles a battery is capa....
Transitioning to Electric Equipment
With electric construction equipment now hitting the market, many people have questions. Which machines can be electric? Do electric machines have the same power as diesel? What kind of charging and runtime are we talking about here?  What ma....
How V2G Reduces Emissions
V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology is drawing a lot of attention in the electric vehicle (EV) charging world, but perhaps you are not exactly sure what it is and how it works. In simple terms, V2G is a bi-directional connection between an electric vehi....
Generac Power Systems has updated its PWRcell products that enables AC-coupled battery storage, as well as AC generator integration. Through....
X-BATT has combined coal with its low-cost, resin-based technology to create full-cell batteries. Early tests in full coin cells show that t....
Briggs & Stratton Energy Solutions has launched its first SimpliPhi-branded energy storage system after acquiring the energy storage sys....
Discover Battery, a SOLV4EX company, headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, introduces LYNK II Communication Gateway to enable closed-....

Energy Efficiency

Green Ammonia to be Fossil-Free "Crude" of the Hydrogen Fuel Economy
Hydrogen has the potential to decarbonize a wide range of heavy industries including energy, chemicals, steel and cement, which means demand is going to be huge. In its Net-Zero Emissions scenario the IEA expects demand to increase fivefold from 2020....
Sustainable Path Toward Succession
As a business owner, you've spent years building your business and hiring the right people for the right job. That responsibility doesn't end once you decide to step away; in fact, it becomes even more important. In this article, we'll take a closer ....
Grid Operators Prepare for the New Normal
One constant of the climate crisis has been that every year, extreme weather events show the threat that rising temperatures pose to people across the world, as well as to the electrical grids we rely on to power our societies. Even with several mont....
Aircuity's new "Airside" Energy Dashboard lets building owners quickly identify which areas across the entire portfolio are consuming the ....
Created in partnership with Recurve, the Demand FLEXmarket provides tools to measure hourly reductions in energy use that will allow MCE to ....
Endress+Hauser launched iTEMP TMT142B, new generation smart temperature transmitter with Bluetooth. The transmitter delivers accurate and re....
Franklin Energy's Curist provides personalized participation paths designed to benefit both utilities and their customers. Curist is a custo....